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What does SVHC stand for?

SVHC stands for Substances of Very High Concern (EU Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemicals)

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Under the REACH regulation, authorization is required to use substances of very high concern including: those that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction (CMR); persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) or very persistent and very bioaccumulative (vPvB) substances; and those causing probable serious effects to humans or the environment identified on a case-by-case basis, such as endocrine disrupters.
Particular attention will be given to the obligation to communicate the presence of candidate list substances of very high concern, if present above 0.
The aim is that these substances of very high concern (SVHC) will eventually have to be authorized to stay on the market on condition, in most cases, that their producers or importers make efforts to find safer alternatives.
Among several key requirements, article manufacturers must limit and provide information on their use of so-called substances of very high concern, or SVHCs, which will ultimately number from 1,500 to 3,000 substances.
REACH regulations in Europe are a significant example (with the recent adding of new Substances of Very High Concern, and the new May 31st, 2013 deadline for registration of imported substances), as is the expected deployment of the Food Safety Modernization Act in the US (imposing stricter food safety controls).